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Task-work in global networks

Posted on by Esko Kilpi

Resource allocation has always been one of the main tasks of management: planning what is to be done by whom and when? In integrated factory-systems and with homogenous resources, allocation could easily be done top-down and in advance of doing anything. Planning could take place separated from the action.

When human intelligence is the decisive factor of production and …

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7 degrees of failure: Is the power of the crowd overrated?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… I hear you say). There is also Geocaching, in which participants try to find hidden items using teamwork, GPS and mobile phones. But, like crowdsourcing, this game works a lot better when the object of your search leaves itself open to being found. If I really wanted to hide my Lucky Charms, I’m not going to post their coordinates online and leave them under a bush at the local dog park.

So even today with all our crowdsourcing and hi-tech toys, you can disappear just by heading …